Latest Shootings News

Prosecutors target officer's report of noise before shooting

Apr. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in the case of a Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed woman have been hammering away at what could be a key element of Mohamed Noor's defense — that he heard a loud slap against his police SUV that stirred fears of an ambush. The prosecution has tried to...

Arkansas woman convicted of killing husband in porn dispute

Apr. 23, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — A 69-year-old Arkansas woman has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her husband after he ordered a pornography channel for their satellite television services. The jury found Patricia Hill guilty Tuesday in Pine Bluff after she testified that she wasn't...

California pushes talks on 1st-in-US police shooting rules

Apr. 23, 2019 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers worked to find common ground Tuesday between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate committee tied a police-backed measure requiring more training to a...

Mail carrier fatally shot in New Mexico, teen suspect sought

Apr. 23, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An on-duty mail carrier for the Postal Service was shot and killed in a New Mexico neighborhood after intervening in a dispute between a 17-year-old and his mother, police said Tuesday. Authorities in Albuquerque were searching for suspect Xavier Zamora, who was accused of murder...

Florida Supreme Court rules against Parkland sheriff

Apr. 23, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year's Parkland school shooting. Florida's highest court agreed that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to suspend Scott Israel as...

Waffle House suing man who killed 4 in restaurant, father

Apr. 23, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Waffle House is suing the man accused of killing four people in an attack on a Nashville, Tennessee, branch of their restaurant last year. The suit filed Monday in state court seeks damages from Travis Reinking and his father, Jeffrey. It claims the elder Reinking was part of a...

Florida Senate passes bill expanding armed teachers program

Apr. 23, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is on the verge of expanding a law that allows some teachers to carry guns in the classroom after the Senate passed a wide-ranging school safety bill Tuesday. The bill seeks changes to a law enacted last year after a gunman killed 17 people in a rampage at a Parkland high...

Revulsion in Northern Ireland over riot, fatal shooting

Apr. 23, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The dramatic riot in Londonderry last week was starkly reminiscent of the violence that plagued Northern Ireland for decades before the 1998 peace agreement. The result was both tragic and familiar: the death of a young journalist, apparently hit by a stray bullet. Here are answers to some...

The Latest: California seeks compromise on police shootings

Apr. 23, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on use of force legislation (all times local): 11:30 a.m. California lawmakers are working to find common ground between law enforcement groups and reformers intent on adopting first-in-the-nation standards designed to limit fatal shootings by police. A state Senate...

Police: 4 found dead in Texas home members of same family

Apr. 23, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Investigators say four people found dead inside a Texas home were members of the same family and that all were shot. Fort Worth police said in a news release Tuesday that the bodies of the man, woman, boy and girl were found in the home in a residential development in the northern...